A few items to add to your phone contacts list

Away from home you might want to have access to a few phone numbers and contacts that you wouldn’t normally think about. At most ports of call, I bring a credit card for purchasing things on shore. This could include lunch at a local taco truck or some wonderful trinket or souvenir to memorialize an exotic visit. These are usually kept with my ‘sign and sail’ card, drivers license and any other personal items I can’t live without. I’m always very careful to keep these items close to me, but things can and do happen.

Credit Card Help Number

A lost or stollen credit card needs to be communicated to your bank as soon as possible to minimize the time and hastle involved in addressing fraudulent transactions that can be made using the card. If you are like me, you don’t have a clue how to get in touch with your credit card issuer. Sure, the number is right there on the back of the card, but who has the card if it is stolen?

It might be a good idea to add the credit card support number from the back of your credit cards to your phone contacts list. Just save the contact number under VISA or Master Card so that you can easily find it should you run into trouble.

Travel Insurance Contact

While you are at it, it probably a good idea to add the contact number and policy number for your travel insurance to your phone contacts list. Many times, your travel insurance can get involved in making or helping to make arrangements should emergency travel changes be needed. Your insurance information won’t be verry useful if it is at home and you have lost the race to the pier while your ship is sailing to the next port!

Companion Emergency Contact

If you are traveling with companions who are not immediate family members you should add their emergency contact ant contact phone number. You should verify that the emergency contact is who your companion wants you to contact in case of an emergence rather than just assuming that some relative is the right person. The person they want to contact in an emergency may not be who you think.